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Old 06-29-2019, 03:06 AM   #196
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Michal Viewegh - Bliss Was it in Bohemia
Almost finished now.
For a long time I was put off by the arrogance displayed both by the writer's main character and the writer himself, but couldn't put the book down nevertheless.
Now I understand: the detached arrogance and sarcasm are necessary to present a very painful an claustrophobic topic in a humorous and entertaining way: the socio-emotional and psychological pressures of unwillingly living under a totalitarian regime.
I also happen to know that his descriptions are realistic; he just has a way of pointing out the abstruse in it.

I was told that the title of the book is untranslatable.
The word-correct translation would be "Wonderful Years Under the Dog"
I read it in German, they made it "Wonderful Years for Dogs".
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Currently re-reading The God Delusion and learning more form it this time. I think I was a little too closed minded the first time.
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The English translation of "The City of God," by Saint Augustine. Was translated by Marcus Dods, D. D., published by the Modern Library, New York, Copyright 1950.

Although I am familiar with this book by the subject matter it contains, citations by other major works,this is the first time I am reading it in its entirety.
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"The theory that would not die" by sharon bertsch mcgrayne. It's about the importance of bayes' rule in statistics.

Apart from an entertaining history of some of the pioneers in the field, the thrust of the book seems to be how the rule can expand the scope of statistical analysis from mere data interpretation to find "the probability of causes and future events based on past events" and how it's all right to change the basic assumptions in light of new evidence.

Also some examples of cussed justifications made to negate the impact of bayes rule. For instance one famous statistician when confronted with evidence that smoking causes cancer, proposed that smoking among young adults was caused by childhood pre dispositions to cancer.

Nice read.


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The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder.

Anyone else read this?



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